T.J. Miller busted for ‘drunk’ bomb threat on Amtrak train

T.J. Miller busted for ‘drunk’ bomb threat on Amtrak train

Ex-“Silicon Valley” star T.J. Miller was busted by the feds at LaGuardia Airport Monday night for drunkenly calling in a false bomb threat from an Amtrak train, authorities said.

Miller was charged with intentionally conveying to law enforcement false information about an explosive device on a train traveling to Connecticut for the March 18 incident, according to a federal complaint.

Miller, according to sources, was hauled off to a New Haven federal courthouse after the 36-year-old was busted at the Queens airport arriving in the Big Apple from Canada.

Video obtained by celebrity gossip website TMZ shows Miller being escorted out of the airport by authorities.

He was released Tuesday morning after posting a $100,000 bond. Miller faces a maximum of five years in jail for the charge.

According to the criminal complaint, on March 18, Miller called a 911 dispatcher in New Jersey and reported that he was on an Amtrak train traveling from Washington DC to Penn Station and that a female passenger “has a bomb in her bag.”

By the time Amtrak investigators received notice of the call and were mobilized to stop and search the train, it was in Connecticut, officials said.

Amtrak officials stopped Train 2256 and bomb squad members found no evidence of an explosive device.

When an investigator contacted Miller, the officer noticed slurring in his voice and asked if Miller had consumed alcohol that day to which he replied that he consumed “one glass of red wine.”

When asked if he suffered from mental illness, Miller replied: “No, absolutely not. This is the first time I’ve ever made a call like this before. I am worried for everyone on that train. Someone has to check that lady out.”

Investigators determined that Miller had actually been traveling on Train 2258 — not 2256.

When Train 2258 arrived at the Green’s Farm Station on the New Haven line, it was checked and no explosive devices were found.

During the check, Amtrak officer interviewed an attendant from the first class car where Miller had been sitting and the attendant said that Miller appeared intoxicated upon boarding in Washington, that he consumed multiple drinks on the train, officials said.

The attendant said Miller had been involved in “hostile exchanges” with a woman who was sitting in a different row from him in the first class car.

According to the officials, Miller was allegedly “motivated by a grudge against the subject female, called 911 to relay false information about a suspected bomb on the train, and continued to convey false information to investigators while the public safety response was ongoing.”

Miller declined to comment to The Post.

It was announced last year that Miller, who played Erlich Bachman on the hit HBO sitcom, would not return for the show’s fifth season – which is currently airing — as part of a “mutual” agreement.

However, one set insider told The Hollywood Reporter in a report published last month that Miller was “explosive” and “almost a danger” to have around.

Several months after his departure from the show was announced, the comedian was accused of sexually assaulting and punching a woman who attended George Washington University with him during the early 2000s.

“He just tried a lot of things without asking me, and at no point asked me if I was all right,” the accuser told the Daily Beast. “He choke[d] me, and I kept staring at his face hoping he would see that I was afraid and [that he] would stop… I couldn’t say anything.”

Miller and his wife, Kate Gorney, had released a joint statement denying any wrongdoing.

“[The alleged victim] began again to circulate rumors online once [my and Kate’s] relationship became public. Sadly she is now using the current climate to bandwagon and launch these false accusations again,” the couple wrote. “It is unfortunate that she is choosing this route as it undermines the important movement to make women feel safe coming forward about legitimate claims against real known predators.”

Additional reporting by Larry Celona

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